Modem/Sound Card IRQ 5 Conflict
Posted on 1999-01-11
Here is a question I am sure many experts have dealt with.
My motherboard (Amptron 9900) has sound built in. In my
device manager I see two sound related items. One is
called "Windows Sound System", the other "SB 16". The
Windows Sound Sytem device has no problems, but the SB 16
devivce wants to use IRQ 5. Unfortunately this is the same
IRQ that my modem wants to use. And I can't seem to find
any free IRQs on my system! I even installed a PCI modem
to see if that would solve the problem. It went back to
IRQ 5 and installed 3 different modem drivers there (one
for voice one for fax and one for data it looks like.
The question is, how do I resolve this IRQ conflict? Do
I even need to, or will the Windows Sound System handle my
sound if I set it up right? I just seem to run into sound
that is "choppy" at times if I have the SB 16 disabled.
Any advice on this is appreciated.